@kicksb4rent don't be mad at me cause u in the closet... Flop that ya lil b#tch lmao! ????
— ASHANTI (@ashanti) January 20, 2014
R&B singer Ashanti is catching heat for what her fans are saying was a "homophobic" tweet. The singer, who once dated rapper Nelly, asked her Twitter followers to pick the winner of the upcoming Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers or the Seattle Seahawks.
After one rude fan tweeted: "Your flop single", Ashanti clapped back by tweeting: "don't be mad at me cause u in the closet... Flop that ya lil b#tch lmao!"
Some of her fans took offense to the tweet. One Twitter follower wrote: "I didn't know u were homophobic like this. Being gay is no laughing matter And I was just rooting for u. Never again"
Another fan wrote: "that was rude. Who are you to call someone gay? Smh"
Ashanti's oft-delayed album, Braveheart, is expected to be released in early February.
— Emperor Of The Ages (@IAmGodsTwin) January 20, 2014
— Dark N' Lovely (@Bey_Demi_LM312) January 20, 2014
— Jen Lo (@lesellele) January 20, 2014
@lesellele bye boo.. See ya later.
— Casual (@CasualWeaver) January 20, 2014